Chole Bhature: The Most Loved Food in North India

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Punjabi Chole Bhature is not just food, it’s an emotion of Punjabis. So to taste the Authentic ones, I went to Chandni Chowk in Delhi, and I found Giani’s Di Hatti, famous for serving authentic Chole Bhature.

The time when I just had the first bite, I lost in the taste of the spices mixed in the chole, and it was giving you a tangy flavor to your taste buds. The bhatura was fluffy and soft, making the romantic moments in your mouth when you mix and deliver. North Indian food is famous for its spice and mouth-watering cuisines hard to resist.

In Punjab, it’s not an obligation but a necessity to treat your stomach with the goodness and warmth of some of the spice-loaded delicacies. 

One such tempting and flavourful dish from palatable Punjabi Cuisine is Chole Bhature. This dish is a combination of fried flatbreads and tangy chickpea curry. It is one of the favorite breakfast dishes of many people in Northern India. 

Besides, it can even be enjoyed at lunch or dinner. There’s no specific time to eat chole bhatura for Punjabis. Because whenever they feel hungry, they prefer Chole bhature and Lassi.


Who Invented Chole Bhature?

It was invented in Delhi in the 1940s. This tasty dish is accompanied by pickles, onions, mint chutney, and a glass of lassi. You can find it at most street food joints in Northern India and other parts of the country.  

Why is Chole Bhature Famous in Punjab?

Since Punjabi people love their spicy food, they like to include it in their diet anytime they desire. So the crispy puffed brown bhatura becomes irresistible when combined with hot, spicy, and tangy chole curry. While writing, I feel hungry and will order one after this article.

What Do We Call Chole Bhature in English?

In English, it is called Chickpea Curry with Fried Flatbreads. It is a combination of fried bread called Bhatura and spicy chickpeas.

Is Chole Bhature Healthy?

Chickpea is a great source of vitamin E, vitamin C, beta carotene, and antioxidants with some phytochemicals. In addition, the homemade Chole Bhatura with “no oil” is low in fat and low in calories.

Therefore, it’s healthy to eat. Usually, Bhatura is made with refined flour and yogurt that’s good for your digestive system as well. 


Whenever you want to eat something spicy, tangy, and full of flavor, Punjabi Chole Bhatura is a great option. After all, nothing fills your stomach and satiates your taste buds and soul better than a plate full of Punjabi Bhature. 

So, go ahead and try making it for yourself and your family. If not, you may even order from restaurants that offer authentic chole bhature.

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